Eli is a 2004 registered Trakehner gelding.

Eligah is by Onassis *E* and out of the imported German mare Ellie, who is by Polarpunkt (scroll down to see his pedigree).

He belongs to Sharon Bell and lives in Nashville, TN

Above: Eli and Sharon shortly after Eli arrived at his new barn

Eli is settling in nicely to his new barn! He leads well and isn't spooked by anything.

 All the people at his new barn love him, especially Sharon. Eli and Sharon have already bonded!

Sharon loves the way Eli moves and is excited about his trot



She may do some lower level dressage showing with him in the future 

 Sharon and Eli are going enjoy frequent trail rides

Eli loves the trails and is very calm and relaxed on them


Eli is a very athletic, talented horse with excellent movement - he has naturally uphill, floating gaits

Eli loves to jump and has great form - he is very careful with his legs and tucks his knees neatly

He does well jumping both in the arena and over outside natural (cross-country type) fences

Before leaving Dogwood Trace Trakehners, Eli was shown under saddle by Jenny twice

In the spring of 2012, Eli showed in the 2'6 division at a hunter/jumper show

The judge liked Eli and told Jenny she had a very nice horse

Eli placed in all his flat classes and working all his starting hunter courses with ease


In October, 2011 Eli showed training level at his first under saddle show and did very well, scoring in the 60s in all three of his classes

The judge's comments included that Eli was obedient, nicely forward and the pair had good geometry

Since it was a Halloween show some of his classes were in costume (above and below: Eli's "fairy" costume)

Eli settles in well to the show barn, even when he is the only horse stalled overnight, and he is a perfect gentleman to the other horses at shows

He has good conformation with a lovely head and kind eye

Eli comes into a frame nicely and naturally carries himself well

He demonstrates excellent collection, extension, lengthening of his gaits.

Eli knows his leads and does flying changes He preforms leg yields and turns on the forehand

He combines the movement and strength of his sire with the intelligence and elegance of his dam.

He had a very successful show career as a yearling.

He won six first places and four second places in the "A rated" Rush Management Series for "Best Young Horse".

He was Reserve Champion Hunter Young Horse four times and Grand Champion once.

He was also Grand Champion of the USDF Sporthorse In Hand Division for the CDCTA Show.

Yearling photo by Pam Norton

Eli was the Horse of the Year 2005 Yearling Colts Champion of the American Trakehner Association.

Above: Eli as a yearling - Photo by Pam Norton

For more information on Eli's show record, click here.



 Eligah's Pedigree
 Onassis *E*
 E.H. Consul
 Swazi xx
Herero xx
 Sayonara xx
 OvationMagnet *E*
 Okarina II
E.H. Arogno
 Arcticonius xx
 Polarreise II
 Elegante II


Eligah is a phonetic spelling of the Biblical name Elijah, which means "My God is Yahweh." ~ "At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: 'LORD... let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. ...LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, LORD, are God...' Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, 'The LORD—he is God! The LORD—he is God!'" - 1 Kings 18:36-39"